There's a lot of bad music out there. There are always people debating genres like contemporary country & Western and top 40 music, but at the end of the day, the most reviled and defenseless genre of all is nu-metal. Too whiny to be intimidating and too dumb to be complimented on its wimpiness, nu- ... More >>
By Jermaine Charles All performers, no matter who they are or how talented they may be, had a time before they were famous when they were still coming into their own. For some, that time can be awkward or even cringe-inducing to reflect on, while for others, the progression seems more natural. Take ... More >>
Along with a killer set of pipes, the best frontmen can stand at his pulpit on stage and engage with the crowds and rage while conducting the flow of the show. Decisive, commanding and blunt, these men are the alpha males of alpha males, the kings of kingpins, and like Conquistadors, they take what ... More >>
Getting laid is one of the perks of the trade. Guys form bands with the sole goal of getting their bananas peeled. Most metal dudes are satisfied with groupies every night, but some just can't get enough of the jiggly bits and the furry monsters, so they end up singing about sex on top of that. That ... More >>
ALICE COOPER / MARILYN MANSON @ RED ROCKS | 6/3/13 The moment everyone was waiting for and had to guess was coming came at the very end of the show, when Alice Cooper came back on stage for his encore. As the familiar strains of "I'm Eighteen" drew cheers from the crowd, Alice took the first verse o ... More >>
ALICE COOPER & MARILYN MANSON @ RED ROCKS | MON, 6/3/13 Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson at Red Rocks. Sweet Jesus! How this totally obvious and sure-to-be-awesome pairing has not happened before now is anybody's guess. The music world's O.G. shock rocker and his direct artistic descendent are slated ... More >>
Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>
Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson at Red Rocks. Sweet Jesus! How has this totally obvious and sure-to-be-awesome pairing not happened before now is anybody's guess. The music world's O.G. shock rocker and his direct artistic descendent are slated to share a bill at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Monday, Ju ... More >>
Just when you think the suck factor has been turned all the way up, here comes another batch of songs to push the needle further in the red. Today as the countdown of total crappiness continues, we've got tunes by Kid Rock, Nickleback, Michael Jackson, Sublime and more. Keep reading to see which son ... More >>
While 2012 will be remembered as they year that Red Rocks hosted the most shows in its history, it's also going to go down as one of the best years for concerts in Colorado in general. As we reflected on all the incredible shows we took in this past year, there were an astounding number of what we'd ... More >>
By Christian McPhate For years, hidden messages have allegedly been embedded in music, cryptic musings that could only be heard by playing the vinyl backwards. Backwards masking, as this phenomenon became known, centered on songs by bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, acts that supposedly impla ... More >>
Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... See also: - The 25 ... More >>
ROB ZOMBIE & MARILYN MANSON @ 1STBANK CENTER |10/2/12 With the theme to Suspiria pumping out through the speakers as a preamble, Marilyn Manson took the stage with a huge, glowing, red, psychic cross hanging overhead -- a nice touch. The distorted, driving bass line of "Hey, Cruel World" let us kno ... More >>
The Twins of Evil Tour last night at 1STBANK Center featuring Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson drew an ardent array of fans from all walks of life, all united by their unrelenting love and devotion of Zombie and Manson. Eric Gruneisen had the profound pleasure of meeting many of these folks last night. ... More >>
Marilyn Manson, even more than one of his inspirations, Alice Cooper, has become a lightning rod of controversy for his provocative lyrics and visual style. The guy had an album called Antichrist Superstar, after all, and he's been fairly open about his drug use, what more conservative members of so ... More >>
Welcome to Rawktober! The month is getting kicked off with a bang tomorrow night at 1STBANK Center with the Twins of Evil Tour featuring Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, and the rest of the week is shaping up to be pretty stellar, too, with some dubstep and doom metal shows rounding out the week's bes ... More >>
Tomorrow night, the Twins of Evil Tour pulls into Colorado for a show at 1STBANK Center featuring co-headliners Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, two of the more diabolical, intelligent and entertaining figures in mainstream music. Tom Murphy, our resident interview extraordinaire, recently spoke with ... More >>
Tom Murphy's Marilyn Manson interview appears on our music-centric Backbeat blog, but much of the chat deals with news events: the ridiculous ways he was linked to the Columbine shooting, the passing of a certain gonzo pal who made Colorado home, the Aurora theater shooting and more. Click to read " ... More >>
See also: - Deadmau5 disses Playboy model for her tweet joking about Batman shooting - Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer honors Aurora shooting victims - Tim McGraw and other musicians pay tribute to the Aurora shooting victims - Neil Diamond donates proceeds from merch sales to Aurora Victim R ... More >>
See Also: - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows - Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinosaur Jr., Jackson Browne lead new shows - Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Shinedown, Godsma ... More >>
We all love when stars get busted. There's nothing better than seeing that terr-awesome mug shot online, but face it, we're a little tired of the same old punishment. In Willie Nelson's recent pot bust, the judge got wicked creative and suggested he sing "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" in the ... More >>
Sometimes hurt feelings and death threats bring people closer together -- that definitely seems to be the case of the former web editor at our sister paper in Los Angeles, Erin Broadley, and shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, who once threatened to kill her. After the two met, they came to the real ... More >>
Last week we took a look at five terrible holiday song parodies that took existing holiday songs and turned them into something else altogether. That's all well and good, but it's actually not the worst of what we found. Nope, that honor is reserved for those that turn existing pop songs into ... More >>
It happens to most everyone sooner or later: We have kids, get a little older, start to lose touch. It's understandable. Still, hopefully, we retain our ability to know bullshit when we smell it -- and when we say bullshit, we mean like the kind found in this very grave-sounding, poorly sou ... More >>
There's one for every generation: the shock rocker. For those of us who grew up in the '90s, it was Marilyn Manson. For our parents, it was Alice Cooper. For the current crop of young, impressionable minds, it's, uh, Lady Gaga, apparently. As reported (and poorly sourced) by notorious U.K. ... More >>
Jonas Brothers Lines, Vines and Trying Times (Hollywood) Of course the Jonai are interested in broadening their demographic appeal. At this point, after all, medical science is unable to prevent girls from aging beyond their twelth birthday. But their approach to sonic maturation is flat-out inex ... More >>
Eminem's Relapse grabbed the top spot for the second week in a row at Independent Records for the week ending May 31. Marilyn Manson's High End Low, released last week on Interscope, came in second while Tech N9ne, Method Man & Redman and Busta Rhymes rounded out the top five. See the full break ... More >>
Jemina Pearl Abegg may be the lead singer of Be Your Own Pet, a Nashville combo profiled in Westword’s May 8 edition, but she’s hardly rejected her family in favor of punk-rock mayhem. Far from it: The following conversation took place while she was riding in a car piloted by her father, photogr ... More >>
Wednesday, February 13, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Remember right after Columbine, when reports suggested that the killer students may have taken their marching orders from Marilyn Manson? These claims were subsequently debunked -- as it turns out, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold weren't Manson fans. But even if they'd spent their every waking hour ea ... More >>
Sunday, January 28, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772.
Comin' to Your City (Warner Bros.)
Thursday, February 3, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
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Marilyn Manson resurrects the same ol' shtick.
As Marilyn Manson's concert gets closer, the debate over free speech gets louder.
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THE LEADER OF MARILYN MANSON WANTS TO BECOME EVERY PARENT'S NIGHTMARE.